Tassilo Thierbach

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Tassilo Thierbach
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1982-0407-021, Sabine Baeß, Tassilo Thierbach.jpg
Sabine Baeß and Tassilo Thierbach, 1982
Personal information
Country representedEast Germany
Born (1956-05-21) 21 May 1956 (age 62)
Karl-Marx-Stadt, Bezirk Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany
Former partnerSabine Baeß
Sabine Baeß and Tassilo Thierbach in Karl-Marx-Stadt, 1979
Sabine Baeß and Tassilo Thierbach in Karl-Marx-Stadt, 1983

Tassilo Thierbach (born 21 May 1956) is a German former pair skater. With partner Sabine Baeß, he is the 1982 World champion and a two-time European champion (1982, 1983).

Life and career[edit]

Baeß/Thierbach were coached by Irene Salzmann in Karl-Marx-Stadt (today Chemnitz) and represented the club SC Karl-Marx-Stadt. They were the only figure skating pair representing East Germany to win the World or European championships.

Thierbach skated with five partners altogether: Romy Kermer (silver medallist at the Olympic Games with Rolf Österreich in 1976); Antje Heck; Petra Ronge; Sylvia Walter; and finally Sabine Baeß. In 1980 he suffered a meniscus injury to his knee, for which surgery was necessary. For this reason Baeß and Thierbach had to miss the Nationals and the Europeans in 1981. From 1977 to 1989, he was a Stasi informer under the codename "Gehrhard".[1]

Thierbach runs the company Automaten Großaufstellung Tassilo Thierbach GmbH in Chemnitz. He has also worked as figure skating coach in collaboration with Ingo Steuer in Chemnitz.


With Baeß[edit]

Event 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84
Winter Olympics 6th 4th
World Championships 5th 3rd 4th 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd
European Championships 5th 4th 3rd 4th 1st 1st 2nd
East German Championships 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Skate America 1st

With Heck[edit]

  • 1973 East German Championships: Bronze medalist with Antje Heck